California drought dries up honey supply

KQED: These are hard times for honeybees; colonies are collapsing for reasons ranging from pesticides to parasites. And with this year`s pitiful rainfall in California, bees are facing another plight: There’s a lot less natural forage to make honey. Second-generation beekeeper David Bradshaw pulls his truck up alongside wooden boxes of beehives on a farm outside the Central Valley town of Visalia. Soon, a loud mechanical sound – some would say a beekeeper’s buzz kill – drowns out the lively drone of......

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